Bombay Velvet : Touching new shores

Bombay Velvet, one of the most highly anticipated movies is ready for release. This movie tells the story of how an ordinary man goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a big shot. Bombay Velvet is the tale of an old Bombay, presented in a new, never seen before manner. And it is not just the storyline, but numerous things attached that bought in a new wave of change. Director Anurag Kashyap is all set to present to us, a visual spectacle in the most unorthodox manner. Here, we take a look at 6 never-seen-before things Bombay Velvet has brought to the table.

1. Press Junket Culture

In the west, Press Junkets are quite common. Bombay Velvet is the first Indian film to initiate this sort of a promotional plan. The whole cast and crew of Bombay Velvet recently visited Goa with a section of the media. The ‘Work hard. Party harder.’ philosophy was implemented to the fullest with the stars giving interviews during theday and dancing the nights away.

2. Colombo to Bombay

It is not always possible to shoot a film in real locations due to several issues. But when it comes to shooting in Mumbai, filmmakers are more than happy to shoot outdoors since the Hindi film industry is based in the city and the technical hassles can be kept to a minimum. But the makers of Bombay Velvet chose the road less taken and recreated the city of Mumbai in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The whole cast and crew flew down to the island country and shot the entire movie there at a massive set.

3. Lights. Camera. Actor!

After doing tit bit roles and guest appearances in films such as Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Om Shanti Om, and Fashion, Karan Johar is all set to make his first full fledged appearance as an actor with Bombay Velvet as Kaizad Khambata, the antagonist, a quick-witted, flamboyant, Parsi businessman.

4. Going mainstream

Anurag Kashyap for the first time is working with commercial stars such as Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. This is also the first time a movie under his direction is being co – produced by a big banner such as Fox Star. Drifting away from ‘parallel cinema’ is he?

5. Open to all

This is the first feature film directed by Anurag Kashyap, which has not received an ‘A’ certificate. Known for the profanity in his films, Kashyap has toned down the content of this film to help reach a wider audience.

6. Music Mania

Not only has the film been set in the past, but the soundtrack also seems to have drawn inspiration from the 60s. The total length of the Bombay Velvet soundtrack extends to about 1 hour 7 minutes, which is nowhere closed to its new age contemporaries.


By Vikas Nopany


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